Beliefs - a set of claims about the supernatural. Beliefs existin every culture. Beliefs may relate to the existence of the Creator, thesupernatural forces that created the world, and its relationship withman. They may relate to the consideration whether there is life afterdeath.
Monotheism – a belief in the existence of one God, andthe exclusion of the existence of any other divine beings. Theopposite of monotheism is polytheism. Monotheistic faiths are thethree religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Sikhism, Rastafari,Babism and Bahai.
Polytheism – a belief in the existence of many gods (forexample, in ancient Greece, Poseidon was the god of sea andAphrodite - the goddess of love.) According to Islam, polytheism is agrave sin, considered to be such by the Bible as well.
Atheism - rejection of faith, the idea that the gods do notexist. It is a lack of belief in the existence of deities. This term wasattributed to everyone who was a believer in the false gods, or to theunbelievers. Approximately 2.3% of the worlds population claimthemselves to be atheists.
Pantheism - the identifying religious view of God with theworld, understood as nature. Pantheism is often combined with theideas of development of the universe, unity, eternity and the vividnessof the material world. It recognizes the existence of God as a rationalbeing.
Non-Theism - religious doctrine that does not preclude theexistence of god. For non-theistic religions usually considered to be:Buddhism and Jainism.Non-theistic religions and philosophies are characterized by theirprimary focus of much of their attention on the relevant moral life.
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